Santorini or Thira, is the most famous island in the Aegean Sea and the Cyclades. It is one of the most famous tourist centers in the world, as it is famous for its sunset, the beaches with red and black pebbles, the caldera and its wine.
Santorini together with Milos, Methana and Nisyros are still an active volcano and one of the few in the world whose crater is located in the sea. Besides, this island complex was created due to the intense volcanic activity and according to the mythology it emerged from the sea.
You will see one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world
Santorini is famous around the world for its sunset. Many couples flock to the island in order to enjoy it. There are a lot of people at sunset, but it is definitely worth it. The most famous place that gathers the most people is the Castle of Oia. But for those who are not fans of chatter, there are more secluded places that we recommend so you can enjoy it in peace.
In Pyrgos, which is one of the villages that you should definitely visit due to its incomparable beauty, there is one of the most famous cafe-bars of Santorini and offers wonderful cocktails you can enjoy the sunset from the highest point of the island.
It is an experience that will be unforgettable! Another option is to see the sunset from Akrotiri, which is further away and quieter than Oia. In addition, for a more colorful sunset you can visit the beach of Vlychada, as its volcanic landscape changes colors at sunset. For those who choose the closest destinations, there are Fira, Firostefani and Imerovigli.
You will try Santorini wine, one of the most delicious in Greece
Santorini is very popular for its wine, especially for white whine. The volcanic soil of the island favors the vinification of wines with a special aroma and special personality, which of course are reflected in the taste. Vinsanto offers more than 50 varieties with the best of them.
Other famous varieties that are worth trying are Athiri, Aidani, Mantilaria and Mavrotragano. There are about 13 vineyards that host for a small fee tasting wines and local food flavors that combine perfectly with the wine. Some wineries even function as museums, for the most theoretical and knowledgeable winemakers. The Santo Wines Wine Tourism Center offers the opportunity to taste fine wines while admiring the sunset and the view of the volcano and the caldera.
You will taste the special local cuisine of Santorini
Santorini is famous for its fava beans, capers, its excellent tomato, white eggplant, its tomato meatballs and of course for the fish! It will impress you that what is produced on the island is smaller than normal due to the lack of water but this means that they are all much more rich in elements and taste! Of course, all the food you will try, make sure to accompany them with one of the endless wines of the island to take off the delicious experience.
You will live a unique experience exploring it better
The most special and special experience that the island offers is the famous caldera which is the only habitable in the world. Arrange to see the volcano of the island up close. Of course, it is very hot and has a special smell due to the sulfur, but this makes it an even more intense travel experience. You can see parts of the active volcano that have split from the island to emerge at the other end of the Caldera, these are the islands of Palea and Nea Kameni.
Every day from the port of Fira depart boats for the volcano and the neighboring island of Thirasia which are worth boarding as it is a unique experience, to be above an active volcano. You will be as close as possible to the heart of the Atlantis legend. Of course, if you can not stand the heat and the sun, it is better to stay to admire the Caldera from a cafe on the island.
You will swim on its colorful beaches
Santorini offers unique beaches, which you will definitely not have the opportunity to see anywhere else in Greece. It is not the island you will go to for its turquoise waters, but your baths will have the magic of the volcano. All the beaches have a special character with red, black and white sand, colored pebbles and sculpted rocks by the salt and wind.
Santorini, which according to mythology emerged from the water and according to some is the “lost Atlantis” is there waiting to explore it, discover new places and facts about it and love it for its uniqueness. Its white-blue Cycladic houses, in combination with the colors of its sunset, create a fairytale idyllic image taken from a movie.
It is perhaps one of the few times that the photographs one can take are nothing in front of what the human eye and mind can perceive. So stand in front of a beautiful view and enjoy the moment, looking at one of the 10 most beautiful sunsets in the world!